Discovery, beIN Launch Six New Channels

Discovery Communicatioins said it will launch six new channels in the Middle East and North Africa with beIN TV.

The channels -- Discovery Kids HD, Dlife HD, DMAX HD, DTX HD and a new HD version of Fatafeat -- will be available exclusively on beIN with Animal Planet HD also joining the line-up.

beIN launched its entertainment service in November in the MENA region and since then has partnered with several other global TV brands, channels and studios. The Discovery partnership is expected to further strengthen that offering.

“Partnering with Discovery Communications further strengthens our position as the number one family entertainment platform in the region,” beIN Media Group Deputy CEO Yousef Al-Obaidly said in a statement. “Discovery’s channels offer unique content, packaged exceptionally well for the most discerning global audiences.  We look forward to working closely with Discovery to bring great new content to MENA.”

beIN said it plans to launch additional channels in the coming months.

"For over 30 years, Discovery has been satisfying viewers’ curiosity through engaging and entertaining content through a list of powerful and loved media brands, Discovery Networks International president JB Perrette said in a statement. “In partnership with beIN, we are providing a stronger offer to our viewers and commercial partners, and we look forward to working alongside beIN to increase the reach of our content in the Middle East and Africa.”